Milestone begins build on its largest capital project in Permian

By Milestone Environmental Services | October 08, 2019

Milestone Environmental Services LLC, an industry leader in oilfield waste disposal services has begun construction of an RCRA-exempt oilfield waste landfill in Upton County, about 34-miles south of Midland, Texas. This is the third expansion project announced by Milestone this year and, combined with the simultaneous development of its Orla landfill and Big Spring slurry facility, marks the largest simultaneous capital expansion in the company’s history.

The Upton County landfill is located off State Highway 349, just 8.5 miles south of Milestone’s existing South Midland slurry injection facility. Offering superior truck access, it will have capacity for about 7.8 million cubic yards with the potential to expand to nearly 14 million cubic yards. It is expected to open toward the end of the first quarter of 2020. Combined with Milestone’s slurry disposal sites in Stanton, South Midland, and Big Spring, the company will be capable of disposing of solid and liquid RCRA-exempt oilfield waste streams for clients in the Midland Basin.

“The addition of this landfill in Upton County is an important step in our multi-year expansion of our oilfield waste disposal infrastructure in the Permian Basin. Once this facility is completed, Milestone will have the ability to receive and securely dispose of all types of oilfield waste through our network of landfills and slurry injection sites spread across both the Midland and Delaware Basins in the Permian,” said Milestone President and CEO Gabriel Rio. “This expansion cements Milestone’s position as the largest provider of oilfield waste disposal solutions in the Permian Basin, and lives true to our motto – Far Ahead. Always Nearby.”

Once completed, the Upton County landfill will be Milestone’s second landfill in operation, its sixth facility in the Permian Basin, and its ninth facility in Texas.